Understanding Terminal Services and Citrix MetaFrame
To better understand how both Terminal Server and Citrix MetaFrame work, the three components that make up this server-based technology solution—the server, the protocols, and the thin clients—are discussed in this section. As these components are discussed, remember that one of the main benefits of Terminal Server and Citrix MetaFrame is that they are three-tier enabling products. In other words, they enable you to take an existing Tier 2 application and extend the reach of that application by running it from a thin client on Tier 3.
Microsoft has made the process of making a Windows 2000 server a Terminal Server very simple by making Terminal Services an optional Windows component. ...